The Tamil quarters and the French quarters are two distinct shopping Markets in Pondicherry. An interesting fact is that there are numerous foreign nationals from many European countries who have made Pondicherry their home in the past 10 years. They are into designing and manufacturing garments and several other products and retailing and exporting them. It is exciting to see so many designer shops in Pondicherry. These shops are typically found in the French quarters in Pondicherry. Antique furniture shops are also found in Pondicherry. There are special shops in the Tamil Quarters that sell Auroville products. Casablanca and Kalki are some of the popular shops in the Tamil quarters. Some of the best shops for leather, furniture and pottery can be found in Pondicherry. Hi Design, the internationally famous shop for leather bags is head quartered in Pondicherry.